Immigration Law

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AAO 212(i) Hardship Waiver Victory; Domestic Partnership Taken Into Account
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Counsel notes that the applicant's domestic partner of 17 years will suffer emotional and physical hardship due to the applicant's inadmissibility. However, the AAO may only consider hardship to a qualifying relative. The AAO may give some... Read More

AAO CIMT/Waiver Victory: London
Posted on 11 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e acknowledge that the term "moral turpitude" is not in common usage, and it is unlikely that the average person is aware of its meaning and application in U.S. immigration law. In this case, the applicant did not disclose his conviction... Read More

AAO 212(i) Hardship Victory - Matter of A-C-D-C-, ID# 17208 (AAO Aug. 9, 2016)
Posted on 19 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of A-C-D-C-, ID# 17208 (AAO Aug. 9, 2016) - "The unfavorable factors in this case are the Applicant's use of a photo-substituted passport and visa to enter the United States and his unauthorized presence and employment in the United States... Read More

Pro Bono AAO Hardship 212(i) Waiver Victory; FGM; Cote d'Ivoire
Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to Cyrus D. Mehta for this pro bono publico victory: "Here we find that the record establishes that the applicant's spouse will suffer extreme hardship as a consequence of being separated from the applicant. The record shows that... Read More